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Caouette Name Meaning

Altered form of French Cahouet: from cahouet a regional form of chat-huant ‘screech owl’ a nickname related to some characteristic of this bird. Altered ending reflects the Canadian and American French practice of sounding the final -t. Compare Cowett and Cowette .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Colette, Caplette, Monette, Paquette, Choquette, Gavette, Duquette

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Where is the Caouette family from?

You can see how Caouette families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Caouette family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1911 and 1920. The most Caouette families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1920 there were 37 Caouette families living in Massachusetts. This was about 34% of all the recorded Caouette's in USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Caouette families in 1920.
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What did your Caouette ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Weaver were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Caouette. 22% of Caouette men worked as a Laborer and 18% of Caouette women worked as a Weaver. Some less common occupations for Americans named Caouette were Woodworker and Housework. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    22%
  • Loom Fixer
    11%
  • Manager
    9%
  • Woodworker
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Weaver
    18%
  • Clerk
    15%
  • Housekeeper
    11%
  • Housework
    11%
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Caouette. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Caouette census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 393 immigration records available for the last name Caouette. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Caouette. For the veterans among your Caouette ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Caouette lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Caouette life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Caouette in 1956 was 42, and 67 in 2004.

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